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The top 100 baby names in Australia saw a shake-up last year like never before!
From renowned social research experts Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell from McCrindle have looked into the baby names that Aussie parents used in 2020 and there’s been some big shifts and movements in the popular stakes.
In fact there were a staggering 10 girls’ names including Remi, Harlow and Molly that entered the top 100 in 2020, which means 10 others including the likes of Madeleine, Riley and Alexis were squeezed out of contention.
While boys’ names saw five in and five out, with names like Luka and Lewis giving names like Tyler and Nate the nudge.
But first lets look at who made the top 10 for each …
Charlotte once again brings in the top of the gals list after being given to 1,556 Australian baby girls in 2020, while Oliver took out the title for the boys after bing bestowed upon 2,138 boys in 2020.
But it was the names that came in and out of the top 100 in 2020 that fascinate us the most. Check them out in the galleries below.
10 girls names that broke the top 100 for the first time in 2020
Remi is a name of French origin meaning ‘oarsman’.
Harlow is of Old English origin meaning ‘army hill’.
Hallie is of English origin meaning ‘dweller at the hall meadow’.
Adeline is of French origin meaning ‘noble’ or ‘nobility’.
Delilah is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘languishing, lovelorn, or seductive’.
The name Maggie is of English origin meaning ‘pearl’.
Maeve is of Irish and Gaelic origin meaning ‘intoxicating’.
Molly is of Irish origin and is a pet form of Mary meaning ‘star of the sea’.
The name Eliza is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘pledged to God’.
The name Isabel means ‘pledged to God’.
10 girls names that dropped out of the top 100 for the first time in 2020
The name Heidi is of German origin meaning ‘noble, nobility’.
Madeleine is of French origin meaning ‘woman from Magdala or high tower’.
The name Riley is of Old English origin meaning ‘wood clearing’.
Alexis is of English, Greek origin meaning ‘defender’.
Victoria is of Latin origin meaning ‘victory’.
Madison is of English origin meaning ‘son of Matthew’.
The name Lilly is of English origin meaning ‘lily’.
Chelsea means ‘a port of ships’ or ‘chalk landing place’.
The name Indiana means ‘land of the Indians’.
Thea is of Greek origin meaning ‘goddess’.
5 boys names that broke the top 100 for the first time in 2020
The name Leonardo is of Spanish, Italian origin meaning ‘brave lion’.
River is a gender-neutral name of English origin that means ‘stream of water that flows to the sea’.
The name Luka is of English and Latin origin meaning ‘bringer of light’.
Lewis is of English origin meaning ‘famed warrior’.
5 boys names that dropped out of the top 100 for the first time in 2020
Christian is of Greek origin and means ‘follower of Christ’ or ‘anointed’.
Aaron is a Hebrew name meaning ‘exalted’ or ‘strong’.
Nate is of Hebrew origin meaning of Nate ‘God has given’.
Jake is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘supplanter’.
Tyler is of English origin meaning ‘maker of tiles’.